The mob has turned this into a test case for freedom of speech in the West.
Today the censors may be coming for some unfunny Mohammed cartoons, but tomorrow it is your words and ideas they will silence.
Many of my patients seek something far more difficult for me to give than medical advice.
Everything in life was firmly established: career, family, friends. Then came Katrina.
As we drove for hours to get out of Houston, we were hoping for a miracle.
The challenge of our age: not to desecrate God's holy name with acts that profane all that He stands for.
Choosing a response to adversity.
Picking up the pieces in Katrina's aftermath.
Successful relationships are built on making the needs and pain of others as real as our own.
Europeans are not about to start singing, "We are all Israelis now," any time soon.
Yesterday terror arrived on our doorstep. Like Israelis, now I, too, must worry about getting on a train or my son taking a bus to school.
If I have learned nothing else through my 16-year-old daughter's death, it is that you can never tell your children enough times how much you love them.
The essential outrage of "Holocaust on Your Plate" was not that it injured feelings, but rather that it equated human beings with cows, pigs and chickens.
Imagine how careful you'd be if those around you were watching, listening, and analyzing your every word. Guess what? They probably are.
Blurring the line between life and death, and between medical data and morality, her death signifies a disturbing turning point for American society.
I lost my job, I'm a quadriplegic, and I'm the luckiest man in the world.
She was terminally ill with no possibility for cure. Her husband insisted we do everything possible to keep her alive. I couldn't help wondering: Did we launch her into some painful, hellish limbo?
Environmental preservation has been part of Jewish tradition for 3,300 years.
I always considered "being normal" the most important quality in a person. Then I had a baby with Down syndrome.
A Jewish perspective on issues related to screening for Tay-Sachs disease.
Every so often, we are reminded that we are not the conquerors, but trustees.
When confronted with evil, it's the time to fight - and to counteract with kindness.
As Jews, we have an increased moral obligation to respond, to speak out and take action.
Why are some people blessed with wonderful, caring friends while others seem destined for loneliness?
Whether the workplace, at home, or school - everyone thrives on sincere praise.
Contrasting our problems with the difficulties previous Jewish generations had to endure puts some things in to perspective.
Spiritual lessons from the crucial presidential vote in Ohio.
It's been an office, phone booth, dining room, and hair and make-up salon. Last week I got a wake up call that changed all that.
A cry from an Arab American over the carnage in Russia.
Overcoming our failure of imagination.
Deceit and insincerity, both subtle and blatant, permeate our lives.Jaded, we either miss it or shrug it off. Neither reaction is acceptable.
Maimonides' mystifying rodent and the limits of science.
It's time to start wearing our Jewishness on our sleeve.
When a Jewish family needs help with drug abuse, where can they turn?
A neighborhood petition taught me how the Torah encompasses all areas of existence.